The owner of a 2000 Chrysler Concorde last saw the vehicle parked at work, near South Main Street and Bonneville, in Downtown Las Vegas on May 9, 2012. Just before midnight, the owner discovered the car stolen and immediately contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report the crime.
After verifying the theft, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police entered the Chrysler’s information into the state and federal crime computer databases – a routine police action that automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle, prompting the transponder to begin emitting a silent homing signal.
Minutes later, an officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s “Northeast Area Command” began picking up the Chrysler’s homing signal in his LoJack-equipped patrol car. The officer quickly tracked the vehicle to a mini-mall near Eastern and Harris Avenue. There, he located the stopped car and located the suspect. The officer took the suspect into custody without incident for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.
The Chrysler Concorde was recovered only 48 minutes after being activated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in July 2000 in California.